All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.
ALL ABOUT HISTORY
ANCIENT GREECE • From Alexander the Great to Zeno of Citium, we look at the wide and varied history of the civilisation that shaped so much of the Western world
THE ACROPOLIS • Athens, Greece 450 BCE - 500 CE
THE PYTHIA • Ancient Greece 800 BCE - 390 CE
TERRACOTTA COLUMN-KRATER • Drinking wine was an important part of Ancient Greek society Greece, c.550 BCE
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHERS • Ten great minds whose works shaped the development of Western thinking
PROFESSOR EDITH HALL • Homer’s epics have fascinated the world for centuries, but did the Trojan War actually happen?
REMARKABLE RUINS • Breathtaking locations that take you back to Ancient Greece
CROOKED CROMWELL • Does Thomas Cromwell deserve to be condemned to history as a corrupt villain and pawn of a monstrous king?
A SIGN OF LOYALTY • Comparing Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s and Thomas Cromwell’s coat of arms
THE DOWNFALL OF A QUEEN • There was no love lost between Cromwell and Anne Boleyn
THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE • How did the greatest domestic threat to the Tudor dynasty unfold?
FORGOTTEN FRONTS OF WORLD WAR I • We explore the horrors and heroics that took place beyond the Western Front of Europe
SLAVE UPRISING The Nat Turner Rebellion • Often attributed to its leader, Nat Turner, the Southampton Rebellion was a natural consequence of the brutal Southern slave system
A History Of American Slave Revolts • The Southampton Rebellion is often considered the most ‘successful’ revolt, but it wasn’t the first or even the largest
SMERSH: STALIN’S SPY HUNTERS • Revealing the Kremlin’s secret and sinister organisation that hunted enemy agents during World War II
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY • We delve deeper into the story of James Bond and SMERSH with Ian Fleming biographer Dr Oliver Buckton
SPY HUNTER ON THE RUN • The Soviet agent who defected to the West
20 ROYAL FASHION TRENDS • The sartorial crazes that swept around the world and the royal figures who helped to make them a sensation
STRANGE LIVES OF MAYA KINGS • From impersonating divine jaguars to trampling on the bodies of defeated enemies, we reveal the peculiar rituals and customs of these mysterious ancient rulers
A WHO’S WHO OF MAYA KINGSHIP • Maya history is full of leaders whose deeds were celebrated for centuries after their death
CAPTURING THE MOMENT OF KINGSHIP • If you didn’t erect your fair share of stelae, then you really weren’t doing your job as a Maya king
BATTLE OF KAWANAKAJIMA • THE KAWANAKAJIMA PLAIN, SHINANO, 16-17 OCTOBER 1561
16-17 OCT 1561
SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND HAD NOT UNIFIED? • The Act Of Union in 1707 transformed the political landscape of the British Isles, but what if it had never occurred?
INTERVIEW WITH IAIN MILLIGAN
THE ART OF MEDIEVAL CALLIGRAPHY • How illumination and typography brought life to these incredible texts
REVIEWS • The books, TV shows and films causing a stir in the history world this month
HISTORY VS HOLLYWOOD • Fact versus fiction on the silver screen